Hello, my name is Sarah, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. As a therapist I aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which individuals can seek help in understanding issues they are facing in order to guide them towards healthy, more balanced functioning. Grounded in a respect for each person’s unique life perspective and choices, I listen closely with a goal of working collaboratively to address individual therapeutic needs. I believe that change and growth take place in the context of the authentic relationship between client and therapist, which is based upon acceptance, compassion, and care. Additionally, I believe that distress is a part of life, and rather than having the unrealistic goal of eliminating distress, I strive to help individuals tolerate, accept, and find meaning in struggle.
I treat adults coping with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, and grief using a variety of treatment approaches based on the client’s needs, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) among others. I draw on Eastern philosophy in my practice and like to incorporate an element of psychoeducation by sharing articles, books, or other resources when applicable. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. As a clinician I have provided both outpatient and inpatient treatment, worked in psychiatric emergency services, and got my start in community mental health working with seriously mentally ill adults.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy
NJ LCSW 44SC05465800
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have been working with Sarah for a year now and find our sessions invaluable. I would highly recommend Sarah for her kindness, understanding, communication, and her patience but most importantly her support. When I started this journey I was at the bottom of my personal staircase. Through our sessions, her guidance and support, I just keep climbing!
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She’s great!! Simply said…
Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Sarah is sound and thoughtful counselor. I feel she listens and offers appreciate points of view and insights. I highly recommend her.
Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 3 months
Touching people’s heart and holding their hands during dark times is a sacred job. Sarah is triage of a true professional, wonderful person and great listener. I love Sarah. I could not ask a better hand and a better help.
Written on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
A lovely juman being before being an incredible counselor and has kept me it’s the program and has convinced me to accommodate the best j can to stay with her in a weekly basis. Incredible at what she does and she will better the lives of many
Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties